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Philip K. Dick - A ​halál útvesztője
A ​LEGKEGYETLENEBB KÉRDÉS: ÉLNI VAGY ÉLNI HAGYNI? A Delmak–O különös telep egy különös bolygón, ahol furcsa társaság verődik össze, eltérő képzettségű és látásmódú emberek, akik nagyrészt elöljáróik utasítására jöttek ide, bár akad olyan is, aki az ima erejével. Amikor a csoport tagjai megpróbálják kideríteni a telep voltaképpeni célját, mégpedig a felettük keringő műhold segítségével, megoldhatatlan technikai problémába ütköznek. Csapdába esnek: sem elmenni nem tudnak, sem segítséget hívni. Végérvényesen magukra maradnak. Hamarosan bizarr, erőszakos események sora veszi kezdetét. Mintha a bolygó puszta légköre paranoiát és pszichózist okozna, minek következtében a kis közösség tagjaiként egymásra utalt emberek ahelyett, hogy összefognának, egymás ellen fordulnak. És ezúttal még az ima sem segít; úgy tűnik, Isten vagy nincs jelen, vagy el akarja pusztítani teremtményeit. Philip K. Dick 1970-es regénye egyszerre metafizikai thriller és az istenség természetéről való elmélkedés.

Arthur C. Clarke - Fritz Leiber - James Blish - Robert Sheckley - Theodore Sturgeon - Walter M. Miller - Damon Knight - Philip K. Dick - Alfred Bester - Frederick Brown - Jerome Bixby - William Tenn - Theodore Cogswell - Ward Moore - William Morrison - Gyilkos Idő
Műfajtörténeti visszapillantásnál – s egy nagyszabású sorozat első darabjaként – így is van ez rendjén. Asimov az 1953-as esztendő legszebb, legértékesebb, legmeghökkentőbb történeteit rendezte kötetbe. A „remekművek” megjelölés aligha könyvkereskedői túlzás: ezek az iskolateremtő alkotások ma egytől egyig klasszikus daraboknak számítanak.

Philip K. Dick - Second ​Variety
The ​stories within SECOND VARIETY were written between 1952 and 1955, while America was in the grip of McCarthyism. The concerns of the time are reflected in stories such as 'Second Variety', which tells of an endless war fought by ever more cunning and sophisticated robots, or 'Imposter' where a man accused of being an alien spy finds his whole identity called into question. Using his marvellously varied, quirky and idiosyncratic style, Dick speaks up for ordinary people against militarism, paranoia and xenophobia.

Philip K. Dick - Philip ​K. Dick's Electric Dreams
Though ​perhaps most famous as a novelist, Philip K. Dick wrote more than one hundred short stories over the course of his career, each as mind-bending and genre-defining as his longer works. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams collects ten of the best. In “Autofac,” Dick shows us one of the earliest examples (and warnings) in science fiction of self-replicating machines. “Exhibit Piece” and “The Commuter” feature Dick exploring one of his favorite themes: the shifting nature of reality and whether it is even possible to perceive the world as it truly exists. And “The Hanging Stranger” provides a thrilling, dark political allegory as relevant today as it was when Dick wrote it at the height of the Cold War. Strange, funny, and powerful, the stories in this collection highlight a master at work, encapsulating his boundless imagination and deep understanding of the human condition.

Philip K. Dick - Jones ​kezében a világ
Floyd ​Jones egy mogorva, esetlen és feltehetően őrült fickó, mégis igen rövid idő alatt lesz vásári mutatványos mutánsból egy egész bolygó vezetője. Ezt két hihetetlen képességének köszönheti: hogy előre látja a jövőt, és hogy képes rávenni az embereket az álmodozásra egy olyan világban, ahol be lett tiltva. A posztnukleáris messiás baljós története Philip K. Dick keze alatt épp annyira aprólékosan realista írás, mint amennyire profetikus. A bizarr mutánsok, hermafrodita szexelőadók és csillagközi lények mellett a regény halálos pontossággal ábrázolja azt a vágyunkat, hogy higgyünk: valamiben, bármiben.

Philip K. Dick - Flow ​My Tears, The Policeman Said
Jason ​Taverner is a Six, the result of top secret government experiments forty years before which produced a handful of unnaturally bright and beautiful people - and he's the prime-time idol of millions until, inexplicably, all record of him is wiped from the databanks of Earth. Suddenly he's a nobody in a police state where nobody is allowed to be a nobody. Will he ever be rich and famous again? Was he, in fact, ever rich and famous?

Philip K. Dick - Beyond ​Lies The Wub
A ​matchless display of Philip K. Dick's quirky, humorous, idiosyncratically philosophical world view. With one exception, all the stories of this volume were written over a nine-month period between 1951 and 1952, when Dick was making his first impact as a writer.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Man Who Japed
The ​Man Who Japed is Dick's mesmerizing and terrifying tale of a society so eager for order that it will sacrifice anything, including its freedom. Newer York is a post-holocaust city governed by the laws of an oppressively rigid morality. Highly mobile and miniature robots monitor the behavior of every citizen, and the slightest transgression can spell personal doom. Allen Purcell is one of the few people who has the capacity to literally change the way of the world, and once he's offered a high-profile job that acts as guardian of public ethics, he sets out to do precisely that. But first he must deal with the head in his closet.

Philip K. Dick - Tony Parker - Blond - Do ​Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The ​definitive collection of the illustrated Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? It has inspired and expanded minds since its debut in 1968. It served as the source material for the classic sci-fi film Blade Runner. Now, collected for the first time in one comprehensive edition, Philip K. Dick’s masterpiece Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is fully realized in graphic novel form. This definitive volume compiles all 24 issues of the Eisner Award-nominated series illustrated by artist Tony Parker and color artist Blond with lettering by Richard Starkings, and features essays from Jonathan Lethem, Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker, Tim Powers, James Blaylock, Isa Dick Hackett, and many more.

Philip K. Dick - Tony Parker - Blond - Do ​Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The ​definitive collection of the illustrated Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? It has inspired and expanded minds since its debut in 1968. It served as the source material for the classic sci-fi film Blade Runner. Now, collected for the first time in one comprehensive edition, Philip K. Dick’s masterpiece Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is fully realized in graphic novel form. This definitive volume compiles all 24 issues of the Eisner Award-nominated series illustrated by artist Tony Parker and color artist Blond with lettering by Richard Starkings, and features essays from Jonathan Lethem, Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker, Tim Powers, James Blaylock, Isa Dick Hackett, and many more.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
In ​the overcrowded world and cramped space colonies of the late 21st century, tedium can be endured through the use of the drug Can-D, which enables the user to inhabit a shared illusory world. When industrialist Palmer Eldritch returns from an interstellar trip, he brings with him a new drug, Chew-Z, which is far more potent than Can-D, but threatens to plunge the world into a permanent state of drugged illusion controlled by the mysterious Eldritch. THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH is, by universal consent, one of his three key novels, and the book in which he first took his perennial interest in the fragile nature of reality to a new level of imaginative intensity.

Philip K. Dick - Solar ​Lottery
The ​operating principle was random selection: positions of public power were decided by a sophisticated lottery. Everyone had a chance, everyone could live in hope that they would be chosen to be the boss, the Quizmaster. But with the power came the game - the assassination game - which everyone could watch on TV. Would the new man be good enough to avoid his chosen killer? Which made for fascinating and exciting viewing, compelling enough to distract the public's attention while the Big Five industrial complexes run the world, the solar system and the people, unnoticed and completely unopposed. Then, in 2203, with the choice of a member of a maverick cult as Quizmaster, the system developed a little hitch...

Philip K. Dick - A ​Frolix-8 küldötte
Klasszikus ​történettel van dolgunk, amiben Dick világának minden fontos eleme megjelenik. Az egyik főszereplő Nick Appleton egyszerű kétkezi munkás, akinek az élete csalódások sorozata, és reménye sincs rá, hogy valaha feljebb kerülhet a szigorú társadalmi ranglétrán. Vele szemben pedig ott van Willis Gram, aki igazi kényúr, így az evolúciós fejlődésben kiemelt elit élén áll, és az egész Földet irányítja. Amikor mindketten beleszeretnek ugyanabba a lányba - aki ráadásul a kormány ellen lázító propagandát terjeszt -, a sorsuk összefonódik. Ráadásul éppen ekkor tér vissza az űrből az elveszettnek hitt forradalmi vezér, Thors Provoni, méghozzá nem egyedül: egy minden tekintetben idegen lényt hoz magával, hogy segítségével megváltoztassa a merev, zsarnoki világrendet. Ez azonban csak az egész világ megváltoztatása árán lehetséges.

Philip K. Dick - I ​Hope I Shall Arrive Soon
A ​diverse, mind-streching collection spanning the stunning career of Philip K. Dick, award-winning author of The Man in the High Castle, this is a must-have anthology for every science fiction fan.

Philip K. Dick - Mary ​And The Giant
Mary ​Anne Reynolds is a young and vulnerable woman, determined to make her own way in the world. But Pacific Park, California, in the 1950s is not really the place for Mary. Her relationship with a black singer offends against the small town's views on sexual mores and exposes its bigoted views on race. This is a powerful portrayal of the claustrophobia of small-town California, and Mary Anne Reynolds is one of the most memorable characters Dick ever created.

Philip K. Dick - Voices ​from the Street
Voices ​from the Street is not science fiction, but rather an American realist novel. Stuart Hadley is a young radio-electronics salesman in early 1950s Oakland, California. Hadley is also an angry young man - an artist, a dreamer, a screw-up. He has what many would consider the ideal life; a nice house, a pretty wife, a decent job with prospects for advancement, but he still feels unfulfilled; something is missing from his life. He first tries to fill his void with drinking and sex, and then with religious fanaticism, but nothing seems to work, and it is driving him crazy. He reacts to his wife's love and the kindness of his employer with anxiety and fear. This is the story of Hadley's descent into depression and madness, and the story of his redemption. Voices from the Street is one of the earliest books that Philip K. Dick ever wrote, and his only novel that has never been published, not even in a small-press edition. Mostly known in his lifetime as a science fiction writer, Philip K. Dick has developed a reputation as an American writer whose powerful vision became an ironic reflection of the present. This novel completes the publication of his canon.

Philip K. Dick - A ​Maze of Death
Fourteen ​people arrive on the strange planet of Delmark-O; they have nothing in common other than a desire to make a fresh start. And they have no idea why they are there and no way of escaping. And then the first murder takes place...

Philip K. Dick - A ​Scanner Darkly
Substance ​D - otherwise known as Death - is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way onto the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage. Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user, and soon, without knowing what is happening to him, he is as dependent as any of the addicts he is monitoring.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Gun
The ​Captain peered into the eyepiece of the telescope. He adjusted the focus quickly. "It was an atomic fission we saw, all right," he said presently. He sighed and pushed the eyepiece away. "Any of you who wants to look may do so. But it's not a pretty sight." "Let me look," Tance the archaeologist said. He bent down to look, squinting. "Good Lord!" He leaped violently back, knocking against Dorle, the Chief Navigator. But when they got there, nothing moved or stirred. Everything was silent, dead. Only the gun showed signs of life . . . and the trespassers had wrecked that for all time. The return journey to pick up the treasure would be a cinch . . .

Philip K. Dick - Minority ​Report
“The ​three gibbering, fumbling creatures, with their enlarged heads and wasted bodies, were contemplating the future. The analytical machinery was recording prophecies, and as the three precog idiots talked, the machinery carefully listened.” Many of Philip K. Dick’s stories deal with the nature of reality, of personality and self as well as drugs and the future. The stories here are among his best work and will resonate long after you’ve read them.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
"A ​great and calamitous sequence of arguments with the universe: poignant, terrifying, ludicrous, and brilliant. The Exegesis is the sort of book associated with legends and madmen, but Dick wasn’t a legend and he wasn’t mad. He lived among us, and was a genius."—Jonathan Lethem Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this will be the definitive presentation of Dick’s brilliant, and epic, final work. In The Exegesis, Dick documents his eight-year attempt to fathom what he called "2-3-74," a postmodern visionary experience of the entire universe "transformed into information." In entries that sometimes ran to hundreds of pages, Dick tried to write his way into the heart of a cosmic mystery that tested his powers of imagination and invention to the limit, adding to, revising, and discarding theory after theory, mixing in dreams and visionary experiences as they occurred, and pulling it all together in three late novels known as the VALIS trilogy. In this abridgment, Jackson and Lethem serve as guides, taking the reader through the Exegesis and establishing connections with moments in Dick’s life and work.

Philip K. Dick - Istenek ​inváziója
A ​krionikus altatásban Herb Asher azt hiszi, még mindig boldogan éldegél a kupolájában egy csillagrendszerben jó távol a Földtől, és a legújabb Linda Fox-albumot hallgatja gondtalanul. Ha nem lett volna olyan rendes pasas, valóban így is lenne. Ehelyett feleségül vette a halálos beteg (és terhes) nőt a szomszéd kupolából, és hagyta, hogy kihasználja egy gőgös helyi istenség (felesége meg nem született sarjának apja). Ki gondolta volna, hogy éppen ő, Herb Asher segédkezik majd a saját szülőbolygója elleni invázióban? Méghozzá Isten Fiának…?

Philip K. Dick - The ​Man in the High Castle
Imagine ​the world if the Allies had lost the Second World War... Philip K. Dick is tripping the switches of our minds with his vision of the world as it might have been: the African continent virtually wiped out, the Mediterranean drained to make farmland, the United States divided betwwen the Japanese and the Nazis... In the neutral buffer zone that divides the rival superpowers in America lives the author of an underground bestseller. His book - a rallying cry for all those who dream of overthrowing the occupiers - offers an alternative theory of world history. Does 'reality' lie with him, or is his world just one among many others?

Philip K. Dick - Az ​utolsó tréfa
Newer ​York városa túlélte ugyan a holokausztot, de nagy árat fizetett érte: merev erkölcsi törvények uralják, fürge robotok figyelik az emberek viselkedését, a legkisebb kihágás is személyes katasztrófát vonhat maga után. Allen Purcell ama kevesek közé tartozik, akik szó szerint képesek megváltoztatni a világot, és amikor olyan kormányzati állást ajánlanak neki, ahol a közerkölcs felelőse lehet, elhatározza, hogy változtat, amin csak tud. Ehhez azonban tenni kéne valamit azzal a fejjel a szekrényben… Philip K. Dick korai regénye lebilincselő és ijesztő tanmese egy olyan társadalomról, amely a rend fenntartása érdekében bármit képes feláldozni, még a saját szabadságát is.

Philip K. Dick - A ​kozmosz bábjai
Ted ​Barton visszatér szülővárosába, hogy megtalálja elveszett "gyökereit", múltja helyett azonban valami sokkal sötétebb és fenyegetőbb, az istenek és démonok uralta jövő vár rá... Philip K. Dick klasszikus regényének szereplői ízig-vérig átlagemberek, akik a sors szeszélye folytán egy kozmikus léptékű küzdelem sakkfiguráivá a Föld védelmezőivé vagy elpusztítóivá válnak.

Philip K. Dick - Egy ​megcsúszott lélek vallomásai
Jack ​Isidore egy megcsúszott lélek. Ez kétségtelen: nemcsak a legeszelősebb ötleteket gyűjti és vallja magáénak (mint például hogy a napfénynek súlya van), de emellett egyáltalán nincs birtokában azoknak a képességeknek, melyek a mindennapi élethez szükségesek. Így aztán húga és annak férje kénytelen-kelletlen magukhoz veszik. Csakhogy kiderül, a boldog élet álcája mögött ők is ugyanolyan megcsúszott lelkek, és más, sokkal veszélyesebb rögeszmék rabjai. Az Egy megcsúszott lélek vallomásai Philip K. Dick egyetlen olyan nem science-fiction regénye, mely még életében megjelent, az ötvenes évek kisvárosi Amerikáját mutatja be a rá jellemző könyörtelenséggel, de egyúttal finom humorral és együttérzéssel.

Philip K. Dick - Már ​megint a felfedezők
15 ​novella a tudományos-fantasztikus irodalom kultikus szerzőjétől. "Egy apró tényt ajánlanék mindenki figyelmébe, aki már teljesen elveszett a modern világ vég nélkül sokasodó valóságaiban. Emlékezzetek: Philip K. Dick járt ott legelőször." Terry Gilliam

Philip K. Dick - Selected ​Stories of Philip K. Dick
Philip ​K. Dick was a master of science fiction, but he was also a writer whose work transcended genre to examine the nature of reality and what it means to be human. A writer of great complexity and subtle humor, his work belongs on the shelf of great twentieth-century literature, next to Kafka and Vonnegut. Collected here are twenty-one of Dick's most dazzling and resonant stories, which span his entire career and show a world-class writer working at the peak of his powers. In "The Days of Perky Pat," people spend their time playing with dolls who manage to live an idyllic life no longer available to the Earth's real inhabitants. "Adjustment Team" looks at the fate of a man who by mistake has stepped out of his own time. In "Autofac," one community must battle benign machines to take back control of their lives. And in "I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon," we follow the story of one man whose very reality may be nothing more than a nightmare. The collection also includes such classic stories as "The Minority Report," the basis for the Steven Spielberg movie, and "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," the basis for the film Total Recall. Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick is a magnificent distillation of one of American literature's most searching imaginations.

Philip K. Dick - Roger Zelazny - Deus ​Irae
In ​the years following World War III, a new and powerful faith has arisen from a scorched and poisoned Earth, a faith that embraces the architect of world wide devastation. The Servants of Wrath have deified Carlton Lufteufel and re-christened him the Deus Irae. In the small community of Charlottesville, Utah, Tibor McMasters, born without arms or legs, has, through an array of prostheses, established a far-reaching reputation as an inspired painter. When the new church commissions a grand mural depicting the Deus Irae, it falls upon Tibor to make a treacherous journey to find the man, to find the god, and capture his terrible visage for posterity.

Philip K. Dick - Second ​Variety
The ​stories within SECOND VARIETY were written between 1952 and 1955, while America was in the grip of McCarthyism. The concerns of the time are reflected in stories such as 'Second Variety', which tells of an endless war fought by ever more cunning and sophisticated robots, or 'Imposter' where a man accused of being an alien spy finds his whole identity called into question. Using his marvellously varied, quirky and idiosyncratic style, Dick speaks up for ordinary people against militarism, paranoia and xenophobia.

Philip K. Dick - Ray Faraday Nelson - The ​Ganymede Takeover
First ​published, in paperback, in 1967, this is one of two novels Dick wrote in collaboration. Stylistically, it is typical Dick, but it lacks the gravity and conviction of most of his other novels. It's set in the 21st century when the Earth has been conquered by a race of alien, telepathic, wormlike creatures, one of whom, Mekkis, is attracted to the theories of the psychologist Rudolph Balkani. Although ostensibly a ``wik'' or worm-kisser (i.e., one who freely serves the Ganymedians), Balkani is a complex man whose allegiances and motives are not easily discerned; indeed, Mekkis's attraction to his ideas leads to the worms' undoing. Other characters include the musicologist Joan Hiashi, whom Balkani unsuccessfully pursues, and Percy X, the black revolutionary who represents the ony overt resistance to the worms. Characterizations are unusually weak for Dick, and the ultimate instrument of the alien downfall--Dr. Balkani's ``hell-machine,'' which distorts reality--cannot summon up in the reader the ontological confusion and terror that drives Dick's best work.

Philip K. Dick - Időugrás ​a Marson
_"Doki, ​látom magát az örökkévalóság felől, és maga halott."_ A tízéves Manfred Steiner egy fogyatékkal élő gyerekek számára létesített táborban tengeti mindennapjait a Marson. Saját világában létezve arról sincs tudomása, hogy a hozzá hasonlókat a hatóságok egyszerűen el akarják pusztítani. De Arnie Kottnak, a törekvő vállalkozónak más tervei vannak a fiúval. Az orvosok szerint Manfred betegsége az idő eltérő érzékeléséből ered, és a megfelelő eszközökkel talán képessé lehetne tenni őt arra, hogy bepillantson a jövőbe. Manfred rengeteg pénzt és óriási lehetőséget jelent egy olyan gátlástalan üzletember számára, mint Arnie Kott. Csak meg kell találnia a módjat, hogy kontrollálni tudja a fiút. A feladat nem könnyű, és ráadásul beláthatatlan következményekkel járhat.

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